Feds charge six militia members in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, court records show. The federal government has charged six people with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to newly unsealed court records. The FBI became aware early in 2020, through social media, that a militia group was "Discussing the violent overthrow of certain government and law enforcement components," and "Agreed to take violent action," according to a sworn affidavit. Source 6z.